When it got too bad...I would got to the mirror and stare at myself thinking that the dead, angry, fed up look I give myself would excite something in me to start fighting back...against the pain.
Not one time did I want to run from the pain...cause it actually hurt to run...LOL! But what I did was...realise that EVERYONE on this planet is looking for inspiration. Everyone on this planet is looking for something or someone to spark some excitement in them to make positive leaps and bounds to improve their own human experience...I knew that people were looking to me for that.
So, I picked myself up and got moving!
I knew that with the PAIN I was enduring...I was going to weather it if it was the last thing I did! There was nothing goin to keep my ass from fighting! I was to bet my life that I was NOT going to give in!
My FREAKING veins in my arms were collapsed!
My DAMN body shook when ever I did something as simple as a sit up!
Not a FREAKING muscle and joint in my body was painless!
I was FALLING APART and no one knew it except my wife and SOME of my coworkers and family!
When I worked out...some of my coworkers looked at me with pain in their eyes because they couldn't help me! I would try to do a set of push ups and couldn't finish and I would punch the floor! I would take a medicine ball and throw it across the room! I was PISSED that cancer tried to steal my strength and health from me!
But...I kepted at it until I was able to finish the set, workout, program, etc. I DIDN'T QUIT!
I don't care what excuses you come up with to not workout out, eat better, get more sleep, dance in the rain, play with your kids, stop being a jerk to your friends and family, etc...STOP being weak and start being and inspiration to people...EXCUSES ARE FOR THE BIRDS!
And, I DONT need people coming up to me with pity on their mind and worry in their heart cause I SEEM to be upset in this blog post!
I'm not sad, mad, worried, hurt, etc!
I'm DRIVEN, INSPIRED, CONNECTED, BLESSED, MOTIVATED, etc!
ALSO...PLEASE stop using the whole LA Fitness and LIfestyle Family Fitness debacle to prevent you from smiling! This PAIN will pass and you'll be happy when it's all said and done IF you allow it to cultivate GROWTH instead of DESTRUCTION in your heart!
Have an INCREDIBLE and PEACEFUL night sleep everyone!
Your friend and trainer,
Chew Dog! ;)